Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Facial Typing Preview

First peek at facial typing as demonstrated by A Little Bit of Personality. So much more to come! Happy 2015!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Give a Little Personality: A Gift Guide by Type

Give a Little Personality
A Gift Guide by Type

Merry Christmas everyone!  Or whatever you celebrate ;)  Better late than never and as requested, we have a handy little guide for giving gifts according to personality!

Rather than a specific list of individual items, we thought it would be of more value to share with you the principles of what motivates each type and the trends we've noticed about what each personality enjoys!  So then this will be useful all year round and not just two days before Christmas :P

This is our first hybrid post (woo-hoo!) with both a video and written portion (mid-term flashback *shiver*).  Watch the video for our full in-depth versions of what we think each type would like and why (with the option to skip forward ;) It's a pretty long video), and check out the summaries and full-sized pics below for each type at-a-glance!

Practical Upgrade

Knights often want better versions of the things they already use to do the things they’re already doing.  They want to be more able to protect, serve, and be dependable, fulfilling their personal role in life.  They want an upgrade!  It may seem utilitarian, it may not seem flashy, but it’s what tickles them!

Own it, Love It

Charging ahead as a symbol of their group and of the interests and joys they share, the Cavalry loves things that help them celebrate those shared interests.  To that end, they often like clothes (guy Cavalries like to look stylish and put together), and they especially love music as a way to celebrate the style that they and their friends enjoy.

Meticulous Collection

Explorers love to gather collectibles from the world, whether it be model cars, board games, or foreign food, and then bring them together into their own, personal world that they can treasure.  They want each thing in their protective sphere to be special and important, which can cause their collections to be very specialized; get them something that fits their particular collection, and they’ll feel known and treasured by you.

Quirky Camaraderie

Morale Officers want gifts that help them enjoy spending time with the people they love!  These don’t have to be loud or complicated; the point is to hang out and have fun, like with a board game or a great movie.  They may even ask for things that are mainly for others, so they can have fun together!  And they’re usually a little quirky in their interests too, because that makes it all more fun!

Pragmatically Curated

Sentinels tend to be quite practical in their interests, yet they also want their possessions to be of the highest quality.  They don't want gifts for their own sake; they’d prefer to get a few high-quality, practical items rather than a whole bunch of gifts.  Often if they wouldn't splurge and get something fancy for themselves, like a great meal, expensive clothes, or a really spiffy appliance, they'll really appreciate getting it as a gift.

Specifically Personalized

The Cannon tends to get excited by gifts that help them better shoot forward and help their group run more efficiently and happily, so they usually know exactly what they want, down to the brand.  Surprises aren't nearly as important to them as getting the gifts that they've determined will best help them pursue the needs and interests of their group, even though those interests might vary wildly between different Cannons.

More is More

Weapon Specialists love getting gifts that help them specialize better in the things they already specialize in!  Whether it be yet another book on their current subject of interest, or yet another skateboard, or yet another weapon, they get excited by tools that help them do even better at the things they specialize in.

Check This Out!

Spartans love gifts that help them enjoy their individuality!  So they often like cheeky stuff, and anything that helps them stand out while doing what they're already doing.  They love things that are casually useful, like a cool-looking phone case or a neat water bottle, yet that also make people take notice, as their way of saying, “That’s right, this is me!”

Read the World

Paladins take joy in finding the day-to-day usefulness of sweeping, universal principles that others might think don’t apply in real life.  So they love gifts that help them explore meaningful archetypes and principles in their particular areas of interest, whether that be history or math, horror or fantasy or politics or whatever.  Paladin girls especially tend to like fairy tales and Disney, as a way to explore and apply the principles of what makes people and world matter.

Timelessly Personable

Veterans particularly love knowing that they’re known and appreciated by those close to them, so they often like being surprised by getting exactly what they wanted without having to ask for it.  And with their timeless love of people, Veterans tend to enjoy vintage items and classic pieces that help them stand out while fitting in with their group.

Capture the Flame

Rangers love things that help them treasure and experience the things that already inspire them, whether by creating or by enjoying someone else’s creations.  So they may like sketchbooks or nice art, books or writing supplies, or a bit of each!  They love gifts that help them create the perfect conceptual moment, like a cozy window seat with a mug and a good book, or tickets to their favorite show or a museum.  (Want to get a Ranger a book by an INFP?  Try J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, or H.P. Lovecraft!)

Let's Make This Personal

Standard Bearers love gifts that help them express their individuality, as if to say, “Look at me, this is who I am, this is why I’m special!”  They want things that help them express the person that is them, like clothes or other items that declare their interests and loyalties.  Inside jokes are especially important to Standard Bearers, since they let them know that your time and experience together meant as much to you as it did to them.

Inner Exploration

Dragons like books!  All types can like books in their own ways, but Dragons love using them as tools to explore the wide world and to benefit from the thoughts and explorations of others, so they can make use of it all.  They’ll often love nonfiction, but sprawling or inspiring fictional worlds can excite them as well, as long as they have enough complexity and realism.  Any gift that helps a Dragon learn how to use the world, and which allows them to curl up with their private, soft, cute side, will probably be greatly appreciated.

New and Improved!

Crusaders tend to want better, faster, stronger, shinier ways to help them do and enjoy what their group already does best.  Whether it be camping or video games, photography or mountain biking, Crusaders love to shine out as the paragon of whatever they love to bond over with their friends.  So they usually enjoy gifts that equip them to charge at the head of the pack and show everyone how to do it with flair!

Possibilities to Try

Alchemists get excited by gifts that represent interesting ideas, like nifty tools or cool inventions, or books or magazines with concepts that intrigue them.  They love to try *new* things, always seeking another *new* idea of how to make things work, like a cool new tool or book or toy with new uses and ideas they can try out.  While interests may vary between Alchemists, they’ll all tend to love exploring possible ideas and theories about whatever they’re interested in.

Freestyle Utility

Swashbucklers love tools that help them enjoy and show off themselves!  They tend to prefer open-ended tools that they can use over and over with unlimited possible uses, like a building set, a digital camera, an open-ended video game, or a dress that can be mixed-and-matched with anything.  They also like statement pieces, like a really cool tie or a geeky t-shirt, all as reusable ways of strutting their stuff.

We hope your holidays are just as special and unique as you are (because that's not cheesy or anything!) and that you are able to celebrate the people you love as you celebrate this special time of year!

Much love!
<3 Calise and Justin

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Q&A Quickie: ENTPs and INTPs

Tips for an ENTP about communicating with an INTP, and tips for Perceivers in general.  (Along with a bunch of other stuff about N/S, Type Specializations... and Halo ;))

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Q&A Quickie: Letter Combinations

Travel back in time to Halloween to hear Vanellope von Schweetz and Mal Reynolds answer the question, "How do personality typing letter combinations work?"

Friday, October 24, 2014

Q&A Quickie: Behavioral vs. Cognitive Psychology

Another very frequently asked question, today on Q&A Quickies we look at the difference between behaviors and cognition in psychology and examine the bird on my shirt.

We're loving your questions and I've been hard at work on Group Dynamics: The Avengers!  (I have to say, the video is looking pretty sweeet :D)  Have a lovely weekend everyone!!
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